true crime

Stalking, trolling and cyberbullying

Sisters in Crime is again proud to join forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University, to present its 13th Law Week event, kindly sponsored by Victoria Law Foundation. Ginger Gorman, Emma A Jane, and Rachel Cassidy talk to The Age journalist Wendy Tuohy about the newish crime of cyberhate and the not-so-new crime

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Open Invitation: Adelaide launch of The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner

Everyone is welcome at the launch The Secret Art of Poisoning: The True Crimes of Martha Needle, the Richmond Poisoner by Sisters in Crime member, Dr Samantha Battams. Dr Battams will be in conversation with Jessie Byrne,  Sisters in Crime member and PhD Candidate Adelaide University Sunday 28 April – 1.45pm for 2pm start. Carclew

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Felonious communities and fractured families

Jennifer Lane, Jennifer Spence and Joanna Baker talk to Vikki Petraitis about the murderous intertwining of love and family secrets, and its place in broader society.   All Our Secrets (Rosa Mira Books, 2017; Clan Destine Press, 2018), by ex-patriate Jennifer Lane, is set in the small fictional NSW town of Coongahoola where hundreds of ‘Believers’ arrive

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Revolutionary Disillusionment: Q&A with Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to Sydney author, Laura Elizabeth Woollett, about her book Beautiful Revolutionary (Scribe, 2018) which has just been longlisted for the 2019 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal. Hi Laura. You give your readers a fictionalized account of the rise and fall of the Peoples Temple cult, which ended with

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Entries for the Davitts Women’s Crime Book Awards now open

Sisters in Crime Australia’s 19th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women are now open. Publishers have until Friday 3 May to enter. Self-published books are again eligible. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne, probably in late August or early September: Best Adult Novel;

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Maryrose Cuskelly talks about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust

Maryrose Cuskelly will be talking about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust. True crime at its very best. A savage triple homicide shook up the small town of Wedderburn, but like the suspenseful podcast S-Town, things aren’t always as they seem. In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly gets to the core of

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Ballarat author event: Maryrose Cuskelly in conversation with Maryanne Ross

Maryrose Cuskelly will be in conversation with Maryanne Ross about her book, Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust. True crime at its very best. A savage triple homicide shook up the small town of Wedderburn, but like the suspenseful podcast S-Town, things aren’t always as they seem. In this compelling book, Maryrose Cuskelly

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BOOKED OUT – A Black Saturday Crime

Sisters in Crime Australia and the Port Phillip Library  Service present… 6 for 6.30pm, Thursday 14 February: A Black Saturday Crime Award-winning author Chloe Hooper talks to Robin Bowles about her latest book, The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire ( (Hamish Hamilton). What kind of person would deliberately set a firestorm? Hooper asks. What kind of

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Crossing the Thin Blue Line:  Q&A with Leigh Straw

Robyn Walton. Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to Perth author Leigh Straw about her latest book, Lillian Armfield: How Australia’s First Female Detective took on Tilly Devine and the Razor Gangs and Changed the Face of the Force (Hachette, 2018) Hi, Leigh. Most Australians would not be able to name this country’s first woman police

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Best holiday reads for 2018/2019

Sisters in Crime asked its author members and convenors what they would recommend for holiday reads and this is what they said:  Anne Buist (author) Louise Luna, Two Girls Down (Text publishing, 2019): I was lucky enough to get an advance copy— dynamite kick-butt heroine and a believable softer make side kick. Keeps the pages

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